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Join the Liu Family in Supporting PHA

2022-11-09T14:33:54-05:00November 9th, 2022|

The Liu family was vacationing in the Netherlands in 2012 when their 2-year-old daughter, Esther, had a heart attack. Two days later, she was diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension, with an unknown cause. Since then, she has received a double lung transplant and travels all over the world with her mother Michelle, a physician and Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) board member, to share their PH journey. Dr. Liu, shares that story as part of PHA’s fall fundraising campaign.

Help 11-Year-Old Baseball Player Strike Out PH

2022-10-25T10:06:43-04:00September 8th, 2022|

When Tyler Garigen was diagnosed with PH, he was only 4 years old. Thanks to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA), he and his family found hope for the future. “I can’t imagine living with PH without all the help from PHA.,” he says. Tyler, the face of PHA’s 30th anniversary fall fundraising campaign, encourages the PH community to help PHA continue providing support, education and research.

Georgette Recognized a Rare Catch on the Volleyball Court. His Rare Diseases Spiked Later

2022-10-25T10:09:04-04:00September 8th, 2022|

“As Dean’s illness progresses, living each and every day is precious. We don’t take it for granted.” Georgette Bridger and her husband of 27 years, Dean, live in Suffolk, Virginia. Together they have four children and a dog Annabell. Dean was diagnosed with scleroderma in 1997 and pulmonary arterial hypertension in

Michigan Man Honors Optimistic, Spirited Wife

2022-10-25T10:10:10-04:00July 22nd, 2021|

John and Sandy Awood were planning a big bucket list trip in 2007: An excursion to Egypt with a boat trip up the Nile to see historical sites along the way. Later that year, they canceled the trip after Sandy was diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension. John remembers his wife’s fighting spirit by supporting the Pulmonary Hypertension Association.

Support the PH Community for Another 30 Years

2022-10-25T10:19:26-04:00May 27th, 2021|

When Monica Penaranda was diagnosed with PH, she was 16 years old. Thanks to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA), she found resources to survive and thrive for the past 23 years. “PHA provided the hope I needed to get through the tough days,” she says. Monica, the face of PHA’s 30th anniversary spring fundraising campaign, encourages the PH community to help PHA continue providing support, education and research.

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